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Senatorial candidate Richard Gordon at a press conference in Bacolod where Rafael Coscolluela, president of the Confederation of Sugar Producers Associations, announced their support for him*

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UNA Senate bets
slam surveys, demolition jobs

Senatorial candidate Richard Gordon yesterday slammed political surveys for inaccurately preconditioning the minds of voters, while Rep. Joseph Victor Ejercito-Estrada charged opponents of the United Nationalist Alliance with waging a demolition job against UNA bets who have made it to the Magic 12.

Gordon, Ejercito-Estrada, Mitos Magsaysay, Nancy Binay, Jack Enrile, and Ernesto Maceda were among the UNA bets campaigning in Negros Occidental yesterday.

Gordon, who has not appeared in the Magic 12 of the senatorial bet surveys, said he leaves his winning the race for a Senate seat to the people, adding that the surveys have been wrong in the past. moremoremore

Albee denies
supporting 3 in opposition

Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District), chairman of the Liberal Party in Negros Occidental, yesterday denied reports that he is campaigning for some United Nationalist Alliance senatorial bets.

He said he was at lunch with UNA senatorial candidate Jose Victor Ejercito-Estrada in Bacolod City yesterday noon because they had been friends for a long time.

The UNA bets Benitez is reportedly supporting are Ejercito-Estrada, Nancy Binay and Jack Enrile. moremoremore

Pa meted 92 years
for multiple rape

A father was sentenced to 92 years imprisonment for raping his daughter starting when she was 12 years old until she was 16, while an uncle was meted 17 years for the rape of his 4-year-old niece.

The sentences were promulgated yesterday.

Bacolod Regional Court Trial Judge Ray Alan Drilon found the father guilty of incest rape on two counts, each punishable by reclusion perpetua, or 40 years imprisonment, and of sexual assault with a sentence of 12 years and one day..moremoremore

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